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Happy Merry-Go-Round No. 1

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Russian (Soviet) Animation
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25 rubles
Total weight, g
10.00 (±0.30)
Diameter, mm
27.00 (±0.20)
Thickness, mm
2.30 (±0.25)
Mintage, pcs


a relief image of the National Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation and a semicircular inscription above it along the rim: ‘РОССИЙСКАЯ ФЕДЕРАЦИЯ’ (RUSSIAN FEDERATION) framed with paired diamonds on both sides, under the coat of arms in the centre, in three lines, there is an inscription: ‘БАНК РОССИИ’ (BANK OF RUSSIA), the coin denomination: ‘25 РУБЛЕЙ’ (25 RUBLES) and the year of issue: ‘2022 г.’ (2022), and on the right, there is the mint trademark.


a coloured image of a scene from the animated film series ‘Happy Merry-Go-Round No. 1’ and the relief inscription ‘ВЕСЕЛАЯ КАРУСЕЛЬ № 1’(HAPPY MERRY-GO-ROUND NO. 1) on the upper left.


Designers: E.V. Kramskaya (obverse), A.D. Schablykin (reverse).
Sculptors: A.A. Dolgopolova (obverse), A.N. Bessonov (reverse).
Mint: Moscow Mint (ММД).
Edge: 180 corrugations.

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Director Leonid Nosyrev made the animated film ‘Antoshka’ in 1969. The cartoon was released in the first issue of the children’s animated film series ‘Happy Merry-Go-Round’. Each issue of the series presented two or three picture cartoons. The plot of ‘Antoshka’ is based on a children’s song about a lazy boy. The author of the text is poet Yuri Entin. When he was young, Entin worked as a school teacher of history for a while, and one of his pupils became the prototype of the character Antoshka.

The music to the song was written by composer Vladimir Shainsky. The song was first broadcast in the TV show ‘Good Morning’ that Entin and Shainsky applied to a few months later. The song was performed by children’s choir ‘Sputnik’.

Source: https://www.culture.ru

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